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MOTORS

The Car’s the Star Geometric sculptures in vintage Ferrari blues, the crushed remains of a road trip and an X-rayed Mini – let MELISSA SCALLAN guide you through an eclectic collection of auto art

£400-£2,000 TOM BLACHFORD, 1995 CAMINO MONTE ■

2015, GICLÉE PRINT ON LUSTRE PAPER 135x90cm, EDITION OF TEN

Using only the light from a supermoon, Australian Tom Blachford crept around Palm Springs in the dead of night, taking photographs of its classic, mid-century architecture. Blachford was struck by both the attractiveness of the desert resort and the lack of street lights, clouds and light pollution, which made it perfect for night-time shots. Seeing the beautiful, atmospheric photographs at his first exhibition, Palm Springs residents gave him access to their homes and lent him nine vintage cars. A pristine Dodge Polara, apparently hurriedly abandoned, sits alone outside the Ship of the Desert, so named for its curved living room overlooking the area, which resembles a ship’s bridge – and the two upstairs bedrooms that are entered via an outside gangway. Courtesy of the artist: tomblachford.com

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Hedge 35 - The Motors Issue  

Hedge Magazine - Issue 35 - The Motors Issue

Hedge 35 - The Motors Issue  

Hedge Magazine - Issue 35 - The Motors Issue